STAT news answers common questions about the science of the flu shot.
Simple handwashing — even without soap — is more effective than many hand disinfectants for killing influenza A virus (IAV) in typical clinical situations, new data show.
Only 52% of Americans plan to get the flu shot this season, despite 60% believing it's the best preventative measure to infection.
Australia just had one of its worst flu seasons ever, with a record 272,146 laboratory confirmed cases to date. Infectious disease experts say it could portend a bad flu season in the United Stat...
"We cannot state strongly enough that overwhelming scientific evidence shows that vaccines are among the most effective and safest interventions, to both prevent individual illness and protect pu...
A September pediatric flu death in California serves as a stark reminder that getting vaccinated early can save lives, reports Time.
A surgical mask may be as effective as more expensive respirator-type masks in protecting healthcare workers from flu and other respiratory viruses, according to new research.
Scientific teams from inside and outside the world of influenza research have been awarded funding to try to unlock mysteries that could provide the foundation for a future universal flu vaccine,...
The US government will not give flu vaccines to migrant families being held in detention centers near the US-Mexico border. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the decision Tuesday, wee...
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have identified a molecular switch that impacts immune responses to viral infections, and whether or not protective antibodies are produced.
Researchers at Flinders University in South Australia have developed a way to use artificial intelligence to create a "turbocharged" flu vaccine.
Fear, trust, and the likelihood of exposure are three leading factors that influence whether people are willing to be vaccinated against a virulent disease, according to a new study in the jour...
Antibiotics can leave the lung vulnerable to flu viruses, leading to significantly worse infections and symptoms, finds a new study.
The PBS television series News Hour recently outlined why the next influenza pandemic is a matter of "when," not "if."
A late-season outbreak of H3N2 influenza crippled the flu vaccine's effectiveness this year, driving it down to just 29% overall.
Positive tests for influenza A in outpatient clinics may help to predict when hospitals can expect to see flu, reports MedPage Today.
The 2018-2019 season has been unusual because the flu came in two waves: one that peaked at the end of December, and a second that peaked in early March.
US Border Patrol agents have quarantined nearly three dozen migrants who were being held at the agency’s main processing facility in McAllen, Tex after they were found to be infected with the i...
SpeeDx has received marketing clearance for its PlexPCR RespiVirus test from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
FluChip-8G is the first cleared influenza diagnostic capable of positively characterizing a wide variety of viruses as "non-seasonal."